Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Isolepis setacea (L.) R.Br. - Bristle Club-rush - Cyperaceae
Isolepis setacea
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Isolepis setacea
(Map updated: March 2008)

A small native species of wet ground, similar to the slender club-rush (Isolepis cernua) but with a bristle-like projection of what appears to be the stem (but which is actually a bract) beyond the tiny flower spike; common and widespread across the whole of Northern Ireland.

All names: Isolepis setacea (L.) R.Br.; Scirpus setacea L.; Scirpus setaceus L.